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Horniman Museum  

 
 
ADDRESS
100 London Road, SE23 3PQ
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Museum: 10.30am-5.30pm Daily, Closed 24-26 Dec | Gardens: Mon to Sat 7.30am-sunset, Sun 8am-sunset, Closed 25 Dec
 
PRICES
FREE (Adult) | Charges apply to major temporary exhibitions.
 

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Horniman MuseumVictorian tea trader Frederick John Horniman collected specimens and artefacts from his travels around the world in the 1860's. His personal collection became the foundation of the Horniman Museum, which is now housed in a Charles Harrison Townsend-designed building. Horniman's original collection included natural history specimens, cultural artefacts and musical instruments. Over the past 100 years, the collection has grown so much that Horniman's original collection comprises only 10 per cent of the current museum. The Horniman also houses an aquarium, and regularly hosts music concerts and special exhibits. Some of the museum's best known objects include a gigantic stuffed walrus, a model dodo and fossils. Also worth a look are the Horniman Gardens, which are set on 16 acres and have a mix of formal and natural landscaping.

 

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Turn It Up: On ParadoxesTurn It Up: On ParadoxesExhibitions & Art, Photography.2019-10-18T10:00:00+01002020-01-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
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Free EventOngoing
Turn It Up: On Paradoxes
Brick WondersBrick WondersBrick WondersMore than 50 LEGO models are brought together at the Horniman Museum for the new Brick Wonders exhibition. Visitors will be able to tour the world via LEGO with depictions of an ancient Egyptian pyramid, a tropical coral reef, an international space station and Old London Bridge. As well as the large-scale models, there will be individual pieces cr2019-10-18T10:00:00+01002019-10-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions
PRICING  Adult £8, child £4.50, family £18
DATES  16th February to 27th October 2019
More than 50 LEGO models are brought together at the Horniman Museum for the new Brick Wonders exhibition. Visitors will be able to tour the world via LEGO with depictions of an ancient Egyptian pyramid, a tropical coral reef, an international space station and Old London Bridge. As well as the large-scale models, there will be individual pieces cr... More about this event
 
As I Live And BreatheAs I Live And BreatheThought-provoking works on the theme of waste by award-winning visual artist Claire Morgan including a large-scale installation suspended from the ceiling.2019-10-18T10:00:00+01002020-05-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
As I Live And Breathe
Horniman Halloween FairHorniman Halloween FairHorniman Halloween FairThe Horniman Museum presents a number of Halloween activities suitable for the little ones throughout the October half term. As well as hands-on activities like slime workshops and crazy golf in the gardens, the Horniman Halloween Fair takes place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October with plenty of fiendish fun, including the chance to meet cre2019-10-26T00:00:00+01002019-10-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
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event > Seasonal > Halloween | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October 2019
The Horniman Museum presents a number of Halloween activities suitable for the little ones throughout the October half term. As well as hands-on activities like slime workshops and crazy golf in the gardens, the Horniman Halloween Fair takes place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October with plenty of fiendish fun, including the chance to meet cre... More about this event
 
 

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London's Best Events 2019

Discover what's on in London 2019 with our comprehensive guide to the best events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London 2019 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Oasis Adventure Playground
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Larkhall Lane, SW8 | 3.7 miles from Horniman Museum
The excellent Oasis Adventure Playground provides supervised adventure play sessions for local children aged 6 to 16 who can zip down the zip wire, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vauxhall City Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
165 Tyers Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 4.1 miles from Horniman Museum
Vauxhall City Farm was transformed from derelict land in 1977 by a group of eager and dedicated volunteers. Now this 1.5 acre working farm ... More
 
 
 
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Mudchute Park & Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Pier Street, Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 4.1 miles from Horniman Museum
Located in the middle of the Isle of Dogs, Mudchute Farm and Park is one of the largest of London's city farms, covering a 32 acre ... More
 
 
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Horniman Museum

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Horniman Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Horniman Aquarium
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 | Same location as Horniman Museum
The basement aquarium at The Horniman follows a long history of marine life at the museum. Sealife has been on display here since 1903 when the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Gallery Road, Dulwich Village, SE21 | 23 minutes from Horniman Museum
Designed by London architect Sir John Soane in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose-built art gallery and holds one of the most celebrated ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nunhead Cemetery
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Linden Grove, SE15 | 33 minutes from Horniman Museum
Nunhead Cemetery is a 52 acre Victorian burial ground situated on a hill four miles south of Central London. A ruined Gothic chapel overlooks a large ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Horniman Museum

Near Horniman Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
Brick Wonders
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 16th February to 27th October 2019
Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, SE23 | Same location as Horniman Museum
More than 50 LEGO models are brought together at the Horniman Museum for the new Brick Wonders exhibition. Visitors will be able to tour the world ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Turn It Up: On Paradoxes
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 6th July 2019 to 5th January 2020 - 10am-5.30pm
Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, SE23 | Same location as Horniman Museum
Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More
 
 
 
Ongoing
As I Live And Breathe
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th May 2019 to 4th May 2020 - 10am-5.30pm
Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, SE23 | Same location as Horniman Museum
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Near Horniman Museum
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The Poodle Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
167 Sydenham Road, SE26 | 23 minutes from Horniman Museum
Small comedy in Sydenham with a friendly atmosphere, drinks and freshly popped popcorn. They get a good line-up of acts, some of whom you may ... More
 
 
 
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Jack Studio Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
410 Brockley Road, SE4 | 25 minutes from Horniman Museum
The Jack Studio Theatre (formerly known as Brockley Jack Theatre) is a welcoming 50-seat fringe theatre in Brockley - so welcoming that it won the public ... More
 
 
 
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Catford Mews
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
32 Winslade Way, Catford, SE6 | 34 minutes from Horniman Museum
A buzzing cultural community space for South London, Catford Mews is home a multi-screen cinema, live entertainment space for music and ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Horniman Museum

The best shops and markets near Horniman Museum
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Rye Books
London > Shopping > Books
45 Upland Road, SE22 | 23 minutes from Horniman Museum
Lovely local independent bookshop in East Dulwich Rye Books sells fiction, children's books, art and design, and tomes on travel as well as hard-to-find books, gifts ... More
 
 
 
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Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
149 Lordship Lane, SE22 | 24 minutes from Horniman Museum
This East Dulwich branch of Moxon's fishmongers in Lordship Lane is a friendly shop stocking ethically sourced fish and is regarded as one of the best ... More
 
 
 
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Hope and Greenwood
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
20 Northcross Road, SE22 | 24 minutes from Horniman Museum
Excellent ice cream in the summer and a delicious-looking Christmas window in the winter are the kind of thing that make this candy shop a special ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Horniman Museum

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Barcelona Tapas Bar y Restaurante
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
481 Lordship Lane, Dulwich, SE22 | 7 minutes from Horniman Museum
Spanish cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
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The Herne Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Forest Hill Road, East Dulwich, SE22 | 16 minutes from Horniman Museum
Sister pub to The Palmerston on Lordship Lane, The Herne Tavern is quite a different offering and is ideally suited to families with its large outdoor ... More
 
 
 
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Babur Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
119 Brockley Rise, Forest Hill, SE23 | 18 minutes from Horniman Museum
North Indian cuisine. Booking advised on weekends. ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Horniman Museum

Near Horniman Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Music Everything Ltd
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Parchmore Place, CR7 | 3.1 miles from Horniman Museum
This popular, affordable music school delivers short and intensive part time courses in music production/technology, sound engineering, vocal techniques and keyboard/guitar/dj skills. They also have studios to ... More
 
 
 
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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 3.3 miles from Horniman Museum
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
 
 
 
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The Wine and Food Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 3.6 miles from Horniman Museum
It's kind of an evening class, kind of a dinner party... Led by FHM's Kenneth Harry Putt, the WFA wine appreciation classes are based around tasting ... More
 
 
 
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Horniman Museum gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Peckham Rye Common
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Peckham Rye, SE15 | 27 minutes from Horniman Museum
Peckham Rye combines the Park and Common providing a large green space for sports, sun bathing, families and ducks. Notable aspects include ornamental gardens - ... More
 
 
 
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Crystal Palace Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Thicket Road, Penge, SE20 | 28 minutes from Horniman Museum
Although Sir Joseph Paxton's Crystal Palace - first erected in Hyde Park for the Great Exhibition of 1851 and moved here a couple of years ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Herne Hill Velodrome
London > Leisure >
Burbage Road, SE24 | 29 minutes from Horniman Museum
One of the oldest cycling tracks in the world, the Herne Hill Velodrome was built way back in 1891 and still hosts regular training for local ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Horniman Museum

The best pubs near London Horniman Museum.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wood House
London > Nightlife > Pubs
39 Sydenham Hill, SE26 | 15 minutes from Horniman Museum
Located in Dulwich, just next to Sydenham Woods, The Wood House emerged from a major revamp in 2015 with a conservatory-style ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Herne Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Forest Hill Road, East Dulwich, SE22 | 16 minutes from Horniman Museum
Sister pub to The Palmerston on Lordship Lane, The Herne Tavern is quite a different offering and is ideally suited to families with its large outdoor ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Crown & Greyhound
London > Nightlife > Pubs
73 Dulwich Village, SE21 | 23 minutes from Horniman Museum
The Crown & Greyhound in Dulwich Village (also known as 'The Dog') is a large pub - really, it's an amalgamation of two: The Crown and ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Horniman Museum

Horniman Museum clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bussey Rooftop Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Fifth Floor Roof, Unit B, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, SE15 | 2 miles from Horniman Museum
Parallel to the famous Frank's Cafe, five storeys upon the roof of the Bussey Building, the Bussey Rooftop Bar sits ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Champagne + Fromage
London > Nightlife > Bars
10-11 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 2.7 miles from Horniman Museum
Expanding from their Covent Garden shop into Brixton, Champagne & Fromage, the venture owned by French Bubbles founders, Maud Fierobe and Stefano Frigerio, can be found ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ninth Life
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
167 Rushey Green, SE6 | 35 minutes from Horniman Museum
Giving Catford's oldest pub a new lease of life, Ninth Life adds live music, a food market and a nine-room immersive theatre space to ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Horniman Museum

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Horniman Museum.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Laban
London > Business > Venue Hire
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 3.1 miles from Horniman Museum
Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Laban building, a place where excellence in contemporary ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Old Royal Naval College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 3.6 miles from Horniman Museum
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gallery Road, SE21 | 23 minutes from Horniman Museum
Designed by London architect Sir John Soane in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose-built art gallery and holds one of the most celebrated ... More
 
 
 
 

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